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EZLine
Posted by retdfeuerwehr on Monday, September 03, 2018 6:32 PM

Has anyone discovered (if there even is a way) a method of rigging a ship with EZLine that won't flatten out the thread? At first I didn't notice the flattening, but now it's all I can see. Also, what's the preferred method of blackening the thread - acylic/enamel paint; india ink; Magic Marker, etc.?

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    July, 2008
  • From: Albany, NY
Posted by jeffpez on Monday, September 03, 2018 7:23 PM

EZLine is somewhat flat so what you’re seeing is normal. I’ve never found that it needs darkening so I don’t know about painting it. 

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, September 03, 2018 7:27 PM

I agree with Jeff. EZ-Line is like an itsy-bitsy ribbon.

I've dull-coated it with no issues, can't recall for sure if I painted it.

-Greg

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, September 03, 2018 8:32 PM

If you're also talking about the clear thread, I've used a black marker to blacken it. I would think that black acrylic paint would be too thick and crack out if touched.

Jim  Captain

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, September 03, 2018 10:54 PM

That's why I stopped using it. Two other problems. It bonds to itself over time on the spool. It doesn't take CA well.

Oh, and a third- It falls apart on my older models.

Back to Uni Caenis mono.

To answer the question- it can be stripped into smaller somewhat more square strands.

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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 12:23 AM

that's interesting to know gmorrison , is there a descent product like it .?

steve5

 

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, September 07, 2018 8:44 AM

Steve5;

 I hope you and " G " will excuse me butting in here . Guys, I use extra fine Emroidery Thread instead of EZ line .Oh I have some , But , I went back to the old standby when as " G " said mine bonded to itself on the reel . My embroidery thread NEVER does that !

 What started the embroidery thread was the fact I had lots of it and occassionally I will use it to do " Satin ' style embroidery of life sized Bird photos . Then I didn't have thread to rig a model . Mine to the rescue . Works great run through bee's wax . ( does away with any fuzzies ) And it is still paintable .

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, September 07, 2018 1:05 PM

GMorrison
Oh, and a third- It falls apart on my older models.

Oh no! That's not happy news.

-Greg

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    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, September 07, 2018 4:26 PM

not at all TB , I just like to know what is available , and what other model's use .

 

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, September 08, 2018 9:10 AM

Well;

 You see that's a long story .When I was a little modeler I did the " Cutty Sark ". It looked the tracks into Grand Central station's rail map when I got done rigging it . Fuzzies and all . Oh , it wasn't the big one either !

 Now after trying many things , Stretched Sprue , E.Z.Line and various wire types and stuff  , I am back to my extra fine silken Embroidery Thread . I just am stuck on liking the way it works better .

 Yes , Knots are hard to tie , but when done , almost invisible !

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